Wwelcome to Top 5 upcoming RPGs for August 2021! In this series we highlight the The 5 best RPGs for the coming month. In this edition, we’ll take a look at each of the titles, talk a bit about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mix of hidden gems and old favorites with a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 upcoming RPGs for August 2021
Last month we saw RPG titles coming to new platforms as well as Cyberpunk Action-RPG The Ascent taking our top spot. This month, get ready to embark on a journey of “tiny” proportions in terms of online multiplayer, as well as a turn-based title where conspiracies and sabotage are all part of this fantasy realm. We also have a new exploration title age coming out this month. Without further ado, let’s move into the month of August 2021!
Honorable mention: Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut
Release date: 20 August
Platform: Playstation 4 / Playstation 5
Developer: Sucker Punch
Editor: Sony Interactive Entertainment
A new edition of the Ghost of Tsushima action-adventure awaits us in August. The Director’s Cut offers a new edition for PS4 and PS5, adding a whole new chapter to Jin’s story. Ghost of Tsushima is our honorable mention because it includes some great RPG elements.
The new chapter focuses on the island of Iki, which remains close to the story as this island was also overrun during this time. This time, Jin will go investigate the rumors surrounding the island that the Mongols are there. But he is soon caught up in “deeply personal” events and forces her to relive memories of his traumatic past.
This edition adds a whole new story, new characters, the new location of Iki Island to explore, new armor for Jin and his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new types of enemies And much more. There will also be new animals to pet.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will be released for Playstation 5 and Playstation 4 on August 20.
5. The premium of King II
Release date: August 24
Platform: PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Switch
Developer: 1C Entertainment
Editor: 1C Entertainment
King’s Bounty II, the tactical turn-based title, is the long-awaited sequel to the King’s Bounty franchise. Players will explore the realm of Nostria, where darkness has fallen. Conspiracies, sabotage, and necromancy are all present, but maybe a savior can help fight back and restore peace to the land.
The game features turn-based tactical battles to provide players with a truly immersive RPG experience. Players will have to weigh their decisions as each will have an impact. Whether it’s leading an army into battle against non-living horrors or bonding with the townspeople. Bounty II will blend realism and fantasy, delivering a gripping story, memorable characters, and moral decisions.
What’s different from the first title is that King’s Bounty II will take place on a 3-dimensional battlefield with an open world, adding a sense of fluidity between combat and exploration. The way armies are set up has also changed with unit boundaries, encouraging players to modify their military base to suit the task at hand.
King II bonus releases August 24 for PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Switch.
4. Travel diary (early access)
Release date: August 30
Platform: PC via Steam Early Access
Developer: Power and pleasure
Editor: Power and pleasure
Prepare for an adventure of a different kind in Book of Travels designed for explorers and wanderers. In the world of Braided Shore, players are free to travel and experience role-playing without the constraints of linear missions.
Described as a small multiplayer online RPG or TMORPG if you will, Books of Travels is an online RPG that lets you navigate a world where you only encounter a small number of players on each server. This adds to the immersive feel, delivering a new kind of in-game experience that won’t hold your hand.
What’s also unique about the Book of Travels is its general aesthetic inspired by classic RPGs, with storybook illustrations brought to life. Its fairytale world provides a serene setting with an option to survive alone or with friends. Players will have the choice of unlocking and mastering over 300 abilities, magical and passive skills. Gain experience your way, whether it’s exploring, being courteous, gathering, or socializing. While battles can be rewarding, you might learn more in defeat than in victory.
Travel diary arrives on Steam Early Access on August 30.
3. Harvesting monsters
Release date: August 19
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch
Developer: Maple powered games
Editor: Merge games
Capture monsters? It’s so last season. Ever wanted a game where you can breed your own monsters? Well, Monster Harvest offers just that. If you’re a fan of titles like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon, we think this one might be for you.
Located in the world of Planimal, you are tasked with saving Planimal Plant from the evil SlimCo. Inheriting your uncle’s farm, you decide to trade in your dreary city life to get back to nature and take over the farm. There is a slight twist, this is no ordinary farm because what you are growing are creatures that grow right on your land.
Not only does it combine RPG farming simulation with combat, but it also grows your own monsters to fight in turn-based battles. Monster Harvest has players planting crops to grow weird slimes, and depending on the season, the crops will turn into different monsters with 72 varieties available.
Harvest of monsters releases August 19 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
2. Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness
Release date: August 26
Developer: GrapeOcean Technologies
Editor: V Edition
Next on our list is the Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness CRPG. In this dark fantasy, explore a land plagued by war, pestilence and mysterious kidnappings. On a quest to uncover the hidden legacy of your birth, you will recruit powerful allies. Whether you use witchcraft, stealth, a silver tongue, or brute force to achieve your goals is up to you.
Black Geyser is inspired by titles such as Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, it features challenging real-time tactical combat with pause. Players can discover its deep traditions and get to know its memorable companions, all wrapped up in a fantasy world.
Choose from 5 playable races to create your character, and from 13 unique classes from 4 class groups that include Priest, Outlaw, Warrior and Sorcerer. You can also customize your party with a range of weapons, armor, and items.
Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness releases August 26 on PC.
1. New World
Release date: August 31
Developer: Amazon Games
Editor: Amazon Games
Amazon’s New World MMORPG takes # 1 this month. This title is all about the Age of Exploration, as players attempt to colonize Aeternum, a mysterious island. Arrived shipwreck on the supernatural island, it is up to you to forge a new destiny.
This MMO features massive battles where up to 100 players can join together, taking the fight to the pitch. Join businesses, build fortresses, or go solo. There is also a crafting system that relies on players collecting resources such as wood and flint to craft tools, armor, and more.
The content includes five-player PvE instantiated activities called Expeditions and PvP content such as 20 vs. 20 in Outpost Rush. Each dungeon takes between three and five players to complete, encouraging players to band together and use teamwork, this includes solving puzzles and defeating menacing beasts. Ranged combat includes bows and muskets, but also adds magical components as the game mixes magic for remarkable spell effects.
The combat system is real-time and will require you to become proficient in your choice of weapon. If you have experience with games such as Dark Souls, you will feel right at home with combat in New World.
New world launches for PC on August 31.
It is a wrap for the The best RPGs of August. Did I miss your favorite August outing? What games are you most looking forward to this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
You can also check out our most anticipated titles for this year in our Top 10 Upcoming RPGs from Fextralife in 2021.
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